Day1: Arrive, Transfer to Phuentsholing Valley
Drive to the border town of Phuentsholing. As soon as you enter Bhutan/India check point in Phuentsholing. Your Smile Bhutan guide will welcome you after the completion of arrival formalities.
Upon arrival, the distinctive flavor of the country hits you. The Bhutanese prefer to call their country ‘Druk – Yul’ which means “The Land of the Dragon”. Bhutan often referred as the ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon’ is still regarded as one of the last ‘Shangrila’ in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, it’s spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is in the relatively unexplored pockets of Asia which allows only limited number of discerning travelers to enter the country in order to protect its fragile environment and culture. Bhutan is renowned for its undiluted culture and unspoiled natural wonders. Bhutan’s past is still its present
Check-in the Hotel. The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, it is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture. If time permits, visit Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang, this small temple built in the centre of Phuentsholing town represents the heaven of Guru Rimpoche. Later take a stroll around town’s market area.